Periampullary tumors

Last revised by KATIUSCIA FABIANA DE MICHELIS ROSA on 4 Dec 2020

Periampullary tumors are those that arise within 2 cm of the ampulla of Vater in the duodenum.

Tumors that fall under this group include four main types of tumors 1,4 that will be approached in their specific articles:

Although patients with periampullary tumors have similar symptoms at presentation, they exhibit different clinical outcomes according to the origin of these tumors.

Radiographic features

Their origins are difficult and often impossible to discern based on clinical settings and on preoperative imaging. The presence of a bulging papilla sign may suggest the diagnosis.

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